Controversial former American League MVP Jose Canseco announced via Twitter that he had signed with Mexico-based Triple-A team the Quintana Roo Tigers, in a bid to make a return to the majors.

"I leave for cancun Mexico Sunday to make my comeback to the majors playing with the triple a affiliate tigres of cancun," the 47-year-old wrote Saturday.

He said he would be leaving on a red-eye flight Sunday night and begin spring training with the team Monday.

"Back in baseball I knew I would play this year you just gotta believe in your dreams," he tweeted.

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Canseco, who has admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs during his 17-year career, said he still believes he has something to offer to a major league team, even if he has not played at the top level since retiring in 2001.

He spent last season with Arizona's minor-league Yuma Scorpions as a player/manager and said that experience "really rekindled my love for the game and facing the veteran players in that league made me realize that I can still hit at the major league level."

"I am grateful that Cancun has given me this opportunity and I hope to help them to a championship season and demonstrate that I can help a big league team," he added, according to Larry Brown Sports.

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Canseco was a six-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion -- first with the Oakland Athletics in 1989 and then later with the Yankees in 2000.

More recently, his headlines have come from non-baseball ventures. Canseco was sued last year by a boxing promoter for sending his identical twin brother Ozzie in his place to fight in a celebrity boxing event. He also appeared on "The Celebrity Apprentice."

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